It might not be the most obvious partnership, but a new range of toys due to be released by LEGO next year will delight children and petrol heads alike. The toy manufacturing giant has partnered up with Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche to design a range of toys based around some of the most iconic supercars in the world.
It’s not just the car models themselves that are exciting – as well as the option of recreating a Ferrari F14T, a McLaren Mercedes MP4-29, a Porsche 911 RSR and a Porsche 911 GT3R Hybrid, the Supercar toys will also offer a McLaren Pit Stop, working lights, and the home stretch part of the track. Whether LEGO will release a longer race track in future is yet to be seen, but those who have a substantial LEGO collection already will doubtless come up with a few solutions of their own.
Motors.co.uk first heard about the collaboration when the rumour first emerged online. Some of the first models to be announced were the Porsche 918 Spyder, the Porsche 911 GT Finished and the F14 & Scuderia Ferrari – and if that’s not enough to put a new LEGO set at the top of every petrol head’s Christmas list, then nothing is. The attention to detail is stunning – the cars all have the correct sponsors logos, and the figurines that come with the sets are all wearing the right uniform for their car. There are flags, intricately detailed tools, and even a winner’s cup – which will no doubt be fiercely fought over.
This isn’t the first time that LEGO have made a supercar; the previous version was a red supercar that was withdrawn in 2012. The car had fully functioning scissor doors, an extending rear spoiler and a miniature V8 engine, which was accessible via a working bonnet. The car could be dismantled and rebuilt into, well, whatever you wanted, and if LEGO have managed to improve on this, then the new range should be very special indeed.
Although the top age range for the new toys will be 16, it’s a fair bet that car fans of all ages are going to want to get their hands on a LEGO Supercar. Depending on how long LEGO produce the toys for, they could become the next big collectible item. The internet is already buzzing with news and predictions for the new toys, and for some car lovers, next March can’t come quickly enough.